Could use your opinion on my tattoo
Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:16 PM
I just finished up a half sleeve tattoo. 10 hours of work! Not the nicest feeling. LOL
It is a buddha on top of a lotus flower. The short version of what it means is it represents the journey of life, where Ive been, and the growing Ive done. Well as Ive posted about my dad passed just before my last session. He hates tattoos, and lectured me for a good 1.5 hours before I had my first session of this one. Well when he saw it he fell in love with it. He wanted to go to my last session with me, and bought us matching buddha statues So I had his intials added to the tattoo. This last session was 3 days after his passing and I was out of it. But went with her judgement. Now that I look at it Im thinking how funny the intials just hang out there.
I go back next month for a photosession and touch ups if need be. Im thinking of maybe having her add some water or something around the initials. But hope I could get some of your opinions?
Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:28 PM
Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:30 PM
From a completely unemotional standpoint, I think maybe the reason they look funny is that your tattoo has really good shading with colour and the initials are just plain. Maybe she could do some shading around the initials? Like do more of the turqouise colour inside the banner where the initials are and then add some of the orange (the colour in the budda) around the initials themselves so they 'pop' out more?
Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:31 PM
I would suggest a font with serif, or making it bolder.
Maybe make the black thicker and have the letters outlined in orange to pull in the colour from the top.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:46 PM
it looks awesome!
how are you hanging in?
Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:20 PM
I think it looks good as it is, but I"m sure adding water wouldn't take away from anything - so I say go for it!
Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:12 PM
I agree that the initials just look a little plain compared to how intricate the rest of the tattoo is. I think something a little dressier- font, color, etc. would really be nice. I think clouds or water around would look nice but then that's close to your elbow- OUCH! But if you can hang tough, why not?
It is such a lovely way to honor your dad. I'm sure he loves it.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:26 PM
I would add a little color to the ribbon with the initials. Maybe some pale green in between the blues. Maybe a hint of color around the outline on one side to add some depth too.
It looks awesome though! It reminds me that I have to get cracking on my arm as well.
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